Arkadiusz Milik Remains on Juventus and Roma Radar

Arkadiusz Milik has moved to Olympique Marseille in January in order to resume playing and keep his spot in the Poland roster ahead of the 2021 European Championship after being frozen out at Napoli, but his return to Serie A is possible in the summer as his contract has just a €12M release clause, transfer market expert Gianluca Di Marzio reported.

Despite the efforts of Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis, who wanted to veto it or exclude Serie A sides, the clause has no restrictions and can be activated by any team. It is almost equivalent to how much the French club will spend to acquire him, since they will pay a €9M fee to make the loan permanent, plus €4M potential add-ons. The Partenopei were instead able to insert 20 percent of a future sale in the package. The Polish striker has already scored in Ligue 1, but he made just two appearances because of a thigh injury.

Milik is not necessarily tied long-term to Marseille despite inking a lengthy contract and receiving a considerable pay bump. He will be an option especially for Juventus and Roma in the next window if they decide to make an addition to their front-lines. The Bianconeri hoped to get him for free at the end of his deal with Napoli, while the Giallorossi were extremely close to purchasing the forward last summer, but the acquisition fell through after he had already taken the medicals due to some complications in the negotiation with Napoli.